10,000 years ago glaciers receded exposing an outdoor paradise known as Acadia National Park. This natural playground is home to some of the best adventure sport opportunities in the world. From rock climbing on beautiful granite sea cliffs to sailing downwind past Acadia’s picturesque coastline. Acadia has it all!


Atlantic Climbing School and Thorfinn Expeditions, with their highly trained staff and state of the art equipment, have created Maine’s premier multi-sport adventure. Over the course of three days participants will rock climb, stand up paddleboard, sail, and hike. The Acadia Premier Multi-Sport blends serious outdoor adventure and technical skills with nights of relaxed social engagement. This physical and rewarding program is the perfect way to explore Acadia National Park, learn new skills, and push your limits in a fun, social environment.

For Who?

Anyone seeking an active, skill-oriented experience in beautiful Acadia - this program is for you. Ideal for : 

-Adventurous individuals

-Corporate Retreats 

-Families and Groups


-College Outdoor Programs

-Family Reunions

-Wedding Parties 

-Team Building



The Acadia Premier Multi-Sport is offered as both an open enrollment program on fixed dates through out  If you have a group interested give us a call and we will create a custom course suited specifically to your needs.  Alternatively, send us an email at info@climbacadia.com.


 2014 Schedule and RatesAcadia Premier Multi-Sport Open Registration 

(6 spots available on a first come first serve basis for the following dates)




Optional Meal Plan*



July 5-7,

Open Multi Sport Premier



July 19-21

Women’s Multi Sport Premier



July 26-28

Open Multi Sport Premier



August 2-4

Adolescent Premier ages 16-19



August 16-18

Women’s Multi Sport Premier



September 6-8

Open Multi Sport Premier



*Optional Meal plan  — includes lunch and snacks for three days –


 Acadia Premier Multi-Sport Group/Corporate Programs-

The multi-sport program is perfect for any group or corporate event for 6-24 participants. With over 25 years of experience working with corporate outings we are experts at designing the ideal program based on your group's goals experience levels and fitness Let us design a program to fit your organizations needs. From team building exercises to conference room access we are your best option for a corporate retreat! Group Programs run from May 1- November 1

CostPrices based on number of participants and optional upgrades. Contact us for details


 Let us help you! We can arrange:

  • Lodging - from camping/motels to hotels and seaside estates
  • Dining/food- reservations at the best local eateries. lobster bakes, food stock for rental house
  • Ground transportation - rental cars, shuttles, airport service
  • Additional outdoor activities/instruction- sea kayaking, biking, trail running, fitness training
  • Conference room access
  • Park tours


Sample Itinerary

  D A Y1: S U P and H I K E


SUPing on the shores of Acadia

8:00am Meet at the Thorfinn/Atlantic Climbing School Office. Here we will cover introductions, get outfitted with gear, fill out waivers, and prepare for the day.

9:00am: Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) instruction and touring

 Paddleboarding is the fastest growing water sport in the world. SUP is an amazing full body workout and an excellent way to cross train, improve your balance and explore. SUP offers a unique way to explore Maine’s waterways.This intro SUP lesson/tour is designed to give you a solid skill base and will allow for some touring. You will enjoy the sensation of standing on water and the perspective beneath the surface.

 12:30pm: Picnic Lunch

 1:30pm-4:00pm: Adventure Hiking

We will spend the afternoon enjoying some of Acadia’s world class adventure hikes. Experience the Beehive Trail or the Precipice trail, legendary as two of the most dramatic trails in the National park system. More than your average trails, these unique hikes ascend spectacular, ocean-side mountains via a series of strategically placed iron-rung ladders and hand rails that ingeniously connect natural ledge systems. We will follow trails south east to sand beach for a refreshing dip in the north Atlantic.

 4:45pm: Debrief at office and plan for evening events.

 6:00pm: (optional) Dinner and drinks at Havana and than off to open mic night/ Bocce ball at the Lompoc.




Thorfinn undersail in Frenchman's Bay

  7:30am: (optional)Breakfast at 2 Cats

 9 am – 4:30pm: Adventure Sailing on Thorfinn

 Step aboard Thorfinn, the high-performance and award winning Presto 30, for a full day of adventure sailing. You will explore the greater Frenchman’s Bay, Otter Cliffs and Schoodic Peninsula area. Sail theory, steering, boat handling and navigation instruction will be presented. Everyone will get the opportunity to take the tiller, trim the sheets, and help maneuver Thorfinn through breathtaking coastal scenery. The morning session will be more devoted to skill acquisition and then we will drop the anchor or pull up on a beach for lunch. The focus of the afternoon will be on exploring and sailing fast!

5:30pm-6:00pm: Hike Bar Harbor’s historic shore path. Originally created in 1880, this short trail begins in the center of town and follows MDI’s eastern shore line for just under a mile.

6:15pm: (optional) Dinner at Mckay’s Public House.

Located one block from the terminus of the shore path McKays is a local favorite, offering the island’s best steak and potatoes (also has a mean burger). Good people, good food, and good beer will make for a nice evening after a long day of recreation.



Mermaid Wall

Acadia National Park

Climbing at Otter Cliffs

7:30am: Breakfast at B&B (optional)

A trip to Maine is not complete with out a stop at one of Bar Harbor’s quaint B&B’s. A calorie packed breakfast in a cozy setting will get us ready for a day of rock climbing!

9:00am- 12:00pm: Rock Climbing at Otter Cliffs

Otter Cliffs is one of the most beautiful climbing sites in the world. Rising 60 feet out of the ocean this pristine sea cliff is a perfect area for first time climbers and experienced climbers alike. With over 90 climbs to choose from, there really is something for everyone. The first part of the morning will be spent covering the basics of the sport so everyone is comfortable and ready for some adventure in the vertical world. We will cover belaying, rappelling, anchor building, risk management, and climbing movement. After this brief ground school we will get right down to business. Climbing above the ocean is a truly unforgettable experience and for the rest of the morning we will challenge ourselves on some of the best climbs Otter Cliffs has to offer.

12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch at Fabrii picnic area. This beautiful picnic area nestled in Acadia National park will be a perfect spot to rest and relax, eat some more delicious food, and prepare for the afternoons big climb!

1:30PM-4:30PM: Multi-Pitch Rock Climbing at the Precipice.

The Precipice is 250 foot granite cliff looking over Freshman’s bay. It is Acadia’s best multi-pitch destination and home to some of the most famous climbs on the east coast. The afternoon will take the skills we learned in the morning and put them to the test on a climb to the top of this beautiful wall.

5:00pm: Debrief in office and goodbyes, final dinner for those who are around (optional)


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